Technical Recruiter

Palo Alto, CA

We are advancing human potential and promoting equality. In December 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the mission to invest in personalized learning, curing disease and building strong communities. You will be a critical part of this mission. As a Technical Recruiter, you’ll have the autonomy to develop various recruiting strategies as you grow the organization. We will look to you to build recruiting best practices, diversity hiring strategies, employer branding, and an exceptional candidate experience.

You will manage a wide variety of requisitions for all levels, including executive hiring for our Engineering and Product organizations. As a talent acquisition expert, you’ll advise us on the candidate market, and use data such as quality of hire to make recommendations and determine best hiring tactics.


    • Hire mission-driven, quality candidates and meet our headcount goals - roles include but not limited to Software Engineers, Product Managers, Product Designers, and Data Scientists
    • Maintain a high offer acceptance rate through a deep understanding of each requisition and by providing an outstanding candidate experience
    • Partner closely with leaders in the organization to develop hiring plans for their openings
    • Use market data to source strategically
    • Build recruiting processes and programs that scale
    • Analyze hiring data in order to make recommendations on compensation, sources of applicants and hires, interviewing techniques, etc
    • Develop employer branding campaigns and channels to effectively communicate our mission and culture
    • Create a diversity hiring strategy in partnership with executive management


    • Proven track record of success as a Technical Recruiter including meeting headcount goals, strong offer acceptance rates, outbound sourcing that yields results, and building strong relationships with hiring teams
    • Versatile: Experience hiring for a variety of functions and filling leadership roles
    • Strategic: Experience building recruiting workflows, processes, or programs
    • Analytical: Experience using data to make decisions that have a positive impact on hiring
    • Scrappy: We are a small organization so you’ll wear many different hats and sometimes work with minimal resources
    • Empathetic: You care about and understand the importance of diversity. You are obsessed with candidates having a high-touch experience.
    • Humble: We have a ton to learn from you and you can learn a lot from us too. No job is beneath us in our organization.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was launched by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and founder of the Primary School. We will make long-term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years because our greatest challenges require time to solve. To learn more, visit our Facebook page and read Mark and Priscilla’s letter to Max.